Jacob Coakley
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Open Call for Rigging Questions

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Teaching Plans
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Jacob Coakley replied to Jane Brandt's discussion making realistic jello/jelly
"Jane - Put this question out on social media, and someone there wrote this:  Does it have to be edible? If not Use Knox Gelatin and make it double or triple strength with food coloring. ---- Hope this helps, and I'll keep reporting back…"
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Open Call for Rigging Questions

Bill Sapsis, rigging legend, head of the Long Reach Long Riders as well as founder and head of Sapsis Rigging, is prepping his next column on rigging and rigging safety for Stage Directions. In each column he tries to answer any rigging questions people send him, in order to make the theatre a safer place for all. So... What questions do you have? Want some free rigging advice? Want to know how to make sure that truss will hold…See More
6 hours ago
Darrell Dever replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Teaching Plans
"Dan for me it's that ownership the kid's take in what they have done that makes it all worth while."
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Dan Mellitz replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Teaching Plans
"I teach High"
Tuesday
Darrell Dever replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Teaching Plans
"This year I'm working with 1st through 8th grades in an off campus after school program. I teach literacy, blocking, some time soon we will start building a minimalist type set and some light and sound tech. Our dance teacher is introducing…"
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Teaching Plans

One of our more popular discussions from a couple years back was all about teaching stagecraft. The teacher was working in a very small space with very novice students, and wanted to know how to help bring them up to speed so she wouldn't have to correct their work all the time. People chimed in with how they helped bring students up to speed, what they taught, what they could expect to get from the students in the class. Now that school has begun in earnest this semester: What's your plan…See More
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2014 Year in Review - And a Glimpse of 2015

Hello hello! I hope you’re all having a fabulous holiday season, that even if you have to work your shows have opened so you’re at least off the 10/12 schedule, and that everything in your world is merry and bright.For me, the trade show madness has passed, my latest issue has to gone to press, and…See More
Dec 22, 2014
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USITT Distinguished Achievement Award Winners in Conversation

There’s no WiFi in the arena where the award winners are in conversation, so I won’t be live-blogging this, just blog-blogging this.

The Distinguished Award Winners and moderators, from left to right are: Susan Threadgill, Shirley Prendergast, Kevin Rigdon (moderator), Jim Bakkom, Eugene Lee, Ann Roth,…

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Posted on March 31, 2014 at 11:30am

Distinguished Achievement Award in Lighting Design at USITT 2014

Good morning! Gonna start the day with a conversation about light! From the USITT catalogue: 

New York lighting designer Shirley Prendergast will receive the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award in Lighting Design for her ground-breaking career, including becoming the first…

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 7:30am

A Prop Untethered: The Magic of Wireless Dimming at USITT 2014

Greetings all! This is a placeholder post for now, but on Wednesday, March 26, I'll start live-blogging the A Prop Untethered: The Magic of Wireless Dimming session from USITT! Come back then for more updates, obviously. Meanwhile, here's the session description from the USITT show catalogue: 

Theatrical props and costumes can often be enhanced with light or motion, but operating these enhancements can be problematic. Rather than settle for effects that are always on, or…

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Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

My 2014 USITT Schedule

So once again it is time for USITT! It’s like Christmas for technical theatre nuts. A full week of informative sessions, networking and new gear. It’s one of my busiest few days of the year as I run around like mad trying to do everything all at once. This year my USITT experience kicks off as I live-blog and live-tweet a Props/Lighting Session, A Prop Untethered: The Magic of Wireless Dimming. The first session I ever went to at a USITT show was a similar one a few years back, so I’m…

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Posted on March 23, 2014 at 11:41pm

The 2014 Oscars and Theatre

For the second year in a row I ate to much at my Oscar party -- and lost my Oscar pool. D'oh! But even though I didn't win the pool, I had a great time watching the Oscars (of course) -- especially with all the theatre shout-outs. (I also loved the rotating set pieces and the rose curtain.) Here were some of my favorite theatre moments -- including one that will probably embarrass John Travolta for a very long time... What your favorite moments of the show? 

First, Idina…

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Posted on March 2, 2014 at 11:06pm

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At 6:26pm on December 19, 2010, Shan Ayers said…
No worries about the blog Jacob. I love the idea and can't wait to read more
At 11:46am on November 8, 2010, Nancy O'Banion said…
HI. I teach a High School Theatre 3/4 class. We are working on audition materials for college auditions. I'm not able to get the students out of class for the scheduled time of the chat. Is there a place we could look at the chat after it has happened?
At 4:51pm on March 18, 2010, Steve Shelley said…
hi jacob; just a quick note. a) i was going to post this in general but couldn't figure out where general was. is there a public forum out there that an old luddite like me can't find it? and b) my post concerns the fact that i was about to submit my taxes today when i discovered, much to my surprise, that i had TWO 1099's from two different producers that lumped in additional monies to the fees. on one, for example, i got paid a fee of $1000. but the 1099 said $1,203.75. that's because they added my fee and the money they reimbursed me for my petty cash [$203.75] together. which is WRONG.

the second 1099 reflected not only the fee, but added in the per diem as well. which i think is also wrong, but at this point that's only my opnion. i have to get back to my accountant.

bottom line, this is the time of year for the taxes to be addressed. and everyone should take the time to carefully examine their 1099's and W-2's to make sure the information is right. and if it isn't; NOW is the time to ask for explanations or corrections. NOT the day before you submit your taxes.

all the best,

shelley
At 1:38pm on February 09, 2010, Michael F. Snider gave Jacob Coakley a gift
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At 10:14pm on October 13, 2009, Mr. Scott said…
Hello Jacob.

I must say this is a great site. Not only for solving one of my biggest problems - I am shy by nature and find myself running a great little theater business...but I don't like marketing (and hence I am not terribly good at it.) Connecting with people that would be interested in and benefit from Newmark Scenic is one of my most difficult tasks.

But also the layout and configuration kicks ass. If the software running this is pre-packaged it rocks. Rarely have I seen this level of custom control of a blog type site. Recently I went to login, but had no bookmarks. Typing in the URL led me to a hosting service park/marketing page, and I got really concerned that theatre face went down. Then I realized I had typed theaterface.com!

Keep up the good work, it is appreciated.
At 8:38pm on June 30, 2009, Mark A. Fernandes said…
making ground towers, and finishing up on my new redesigned conical connector also is there any place on here where I can show my Qtrac?
At 5:07pm on June 30, 2009, Bruce Bartlett said…
Hi Jacob,
Thanks for making the comment wall available. If anyone has questions about theater mic techniques or microphones, especially stage-floor microphones, I'd be happy to attempt a reply.
Bruce Bartlett
bartlettmics@verizon.net
www.bartlettmics.com
At 1:42pm on June 22, 2009, Jason Phillips said…
...designing a lifetime desire -- The Nutcracker.

New website at: www.jasonphillipsdesigns.com

What's the job situation nation wide? Anyone?
At 1:49pm on May 12, 2009, Sarah Hupcey said…
Thank you! It's a picture from my production of The Mill on the Floss in December last year.
At 5:30pm on April 4, 2009, Tricia Martin said…
I was looking for pictures to post here and came upon a couple of drawings of mine I thought you may like...


(I REALLY like horror movies...heheh)

 
 
 

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